In memory of
Deacon James T. Heller
Deacon James T. Heller Waretown - Deacon James T Heller, 99, of Waretown died Friday May 14, 2021. Born in Mount Holly, NJ, he lived in Linden and Rahway, NJ before moving to Waretown in 1980. While in Linden, Deacon Heller was active in the Church of St. John the Apostle. While in Rahway, he was active in the Church of St. Mary serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Hospital Team Ministry, Pre-Cana and on the Liturgy Committee. Upon moving to Waretown, he was accepted into the Diocese of Trenton Diaconate Formation Program and ordained May 12, 1984 by Bishop John C. Reiss and assigned to the Church of St. Mary, Barnegat. In June 1985, he transferred to the Church of St. Pius X, Forked River and served full-time ministry for twenty-two years. Besides the many Baptisms, Marriages and Funeral Services which are the norm for clergy, Deacon Jim had a calling to minister to the sick, the shut-in and the dying. At St. Pius X he served on the Advisory Board and was Chaplain to the Holy Name Society. Deacon Jim was spiritual caregiver to parishioners hospitalized at Southern Ocean County and Community Medical Center. He served as Chaplin at Lacey Nursing Center for Fifteen years and briefly at Spring Oak Assisted Living until leaving active ministry in 2006 for health reasons. A Mass and reception were held in 2007 in recognition of Deacon Heller's official retirement. In recognition of his loyal and dedicated service to God's people an Apostolic Papal Blessing was bestowed upon him by Pope Benedict the XVI. Before ordination, Deacon Heller spent thirty-Seven years in the book binding industry, employed by Quinn and Boden Co. Rahway, and Quinn Woodbine, Woodbine, NJ. He was predeceased by parents Charles and Catherine Heller, wife Alice (nee) Harraden Heller, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Norma Heller, and sister Catherine Mackey. He leaves behind brother-in-law Morgan Mackey, Stuart, Florida; Daughter Nancy and Husband Lee Dunn, Hazlet; and Son James and wife Jane, Fair Haven. He is survived by grandson Eric and wife Jennifer Dunn and their son Tyler, Freehold Township; grandson Steve and wife Natalia Dunn and their daughter Milani, Toms River; granddaughter Alyson and husband Michael Schoeber and their daughter April, Los Angeles; and grandson Bryan and wife Courtney Heller and their daughter Hannah, Shrewsbury. Deacon Jim also leaves numerous nephews and nieces in both the Heller and Harraden families. A favorite quote on life of Deacon Jim's, "The race is not won necessarily by the fleetest foot or the strongest hand, rather, the resolute heart, the fixed effort, and the clear aim doth bring the racer to the tape, and try and try and trying still, all the racers win!" Visitation will be Wednesday 3-6 pm at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am Thursday at the Church of Saint Pius X and burial will follow at Saint Mary's Parish Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family please visit laytons.net . Layton's Home For Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 West Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
Past Services ╲╱
In memory of
Deacon James T. Heller
Deacon James T. Heller Waretown - Deacon James T Heller, 99, of Waretown died Friday May 14, 2021. Born in Mount Holly, NJ, he lived in Linden and Rahway, NJ before moving to Waretown in 1980. While in Linden, Deacon Heller was active in the Church of St. John the Apostle. While in Rahway, he was active in the Church of St. Mary serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Hospital Team Ministry, Pre-Cana and on the Liturgy Committee. Upon moving to Waretown, he was accepted into the Diocese of Trenton Diaconate Formation Program and ordained May 12, 1984 by Bishop John C. Reiss and assigned to the Church of St. Mary, Barnegat. In June 1985, he transferred to the Church of St. Pius X, Forked River and served full-time ministry for twenty-two years. Besides the many Baptisms, Marriages and Funeral Services which are the norm for clergy, Deacon Jim had a calling to minister to the sick, the shut-in and the dying. At St. Pius X he served on the Advisory Board and was Chaplain to the Holy Name Society. Deacon Jim was spiritual caregiver to parishioners hospitalized at Southern Ocean County and Community Medical Center. He served as Chaplin at Lacey Nursing Center for Fifteen years and briefly at Spring Oak Assisted Living until leaving active ministry in 2006 for health reasons. A Mass and reception were held in 2007 in recognition of Deacon Heller's official retirement. In recognition of his loyal and dedicated service to God's people an Apostolic Papal Blessing was bestowed upon him by Pope Benedict the XVI. Before ordination, Deacon Heller spent thirty-Seven years in the book binding industry, employed by Quinn and Boden Co. Rahway, and Quinn Woodbine, Woodbine, NJ. He was predeceased by parents Charles and Catherine Heller, wife Alice (nee) Harraden Heller, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Norma Heller, and sister Catherine Mackey. He leaves behind brother-in-law Morgan Mackey, Stuart, Florida; Daughter Nancy and Husband Lee Dunn, Hazlet; and Son James and wife Jane, Fair Haven. He is survived by grandson Eric and wife Jennifer Dunn and their son Tyler, Freehold Township; grandson Steve and wife Natalia Dunn and their daughter Milani, Toms River; granddaughter Alyson and husband Michael Schoeber and their daughter April, Los Angeles; and grandson Bryan and wife Courtney Heller and their daughter Hannah, Shrewsbury. Deacon Jim also leaves numerous nephews and nieces in both the Heller and Harraden families. A favorite quote on life of Deacon Jim's, "The race is not won necessarily by the fleetest foot or the strongest hand, rather, the resolute heart, the fixed effort, and the clear aim doth bring the racer to the tape, and try and try and trying still, all the racers win!" Visitation will be Wednesday 3-6 pm at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am Thursday at the Church of Saint Pius X and burial will follow at Saint Mary's Parish Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family please visit laytons.net . Layton's Home For Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 West Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
Past Services ╲╱
Express Your Condolences With Funeral Flowers & Gifts.
Flower bouquets are arranged by local florists and delivered to a home or service. Same-day delivery is available.
888-303-5240 Need help ordering?
We’re here for you.
Group of 10 Memorial Trees Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees Grove of 100 Memorial Trees Eco-Friendly Memorial Trees

Group of 10 Memorial Trees

Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

Grove of 100 Memorial Trees

Eco-Friendly Memorial Trees

Product Description

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x

Group of 10 Memorial Trees

Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

Grove of 100 Memorial Trees

Eco-Friendly Memorial Trees

Special Packages
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Custom Order
Price displayed in cart.
*10 minimum order, 1500 max
Unavailable
Frequently given together
Sympathy Card
$7.00
Details
Product Description

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
Need Help? Have Questions?